Mickelson’s name surfaces in gambling investigation

The Detroit News

Phil Mickelson’s name has come up in a gambling investigation.

ESPN reported $2.75 million of Mickelson’s money ended up in the hands of Gregory Silveira of La Quinta, Calif., who laundered the money as part of an offshore gambling operation. Silveira pleaded guilty to three counts of money laundering and could face up to 60 years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 5.

Mickelson has not been charged with a crime and is not under investigation, according to the report. Mickelson could not be reached for comment.